Napster Schmapster

Written May 15. 2000, at 09:31 GMT.

Everybody is going nuts over Napster, and Gnutella, and Freenet.

I guess The Value of Gnutella and Freenet is a good article. Furthermore, by searching the late April and May archives of Tomalak's Realm one can get a pretty broad picture of the issue.

Actually there is soooo much talk about Napster and its clones and the inevitable concerns of copyright holders, that I almost can't be bothered commenting.

Still, I just can't help publishing my views - just for the record.

My two cents

Content consumers, without the help of the publication giants, found a distribution path of less restistance, and are now routing around the old parts of the (distribution) system that are too inefficient.

The record companies are finally becoming redundant in the process of making music available to consumers. They simply need to accept this and down-size their operations to focus on those aspects of the business where they're still needed; production, arrangement of gigs and promotions.

Yet again advances in technology shift power around - those affected need to either move out its way or get crushed.

Mantra for the digital economy

Content is worthless, services are everything. Content is worthless, services are everything. Content is worthless, services are everything. Content is worthless, services are everything...


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